FLINT TWP. — Drivers on I-69 this week should plan a bit more travel time. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) plans to shift both westbound I-69 lanes to the newly constructed westbound I-69 roadway, as well as apply pavement markings and open the Hammerberg Road ramps on westbound I-69.
Weather dependent, the plan was to reduce westbound I-69 traffic to one lane from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11 while pavement markings were applied and crews begin to shift traffic over.
Following this change, the contractor expects to shift eastbound I-69 traffic to the westbound roadway on Saturday, July 14.
The westbound I-69 ramps to both northbound and southbound I-75 will be closed and detoured to Bristol Road (Exit 131).
The northbound and southbound I-475 ramps to westbound I-69 will also be closed and detoured to M-54 (South Dort Highway/Exit 138).
This work is part of an overall $34 million investment to rebuild 2 miles of I-69 from Ballenger Highway to Fenton Road, including ramp and bridge improvements.
The estimated project completion date is November. – R.S.